After our first two units on cities and dwellings, French 8 students dive into a thematic unit about Les Vêtements et le shopping dans le monde. We continue with an Intermediate Low proficiency target but expand the range of activities and give students more independence, as they are now more familiar with strategies for completing interpretive and interpersonal tasks.
Here is the completed template for the entire unit and my student Can-Dos table for students to monitor their learning. My daily lesson plans are here. It's quite messy to plan a unit of this length (9 weeks), so I'm still working on making sure my daily activities connect tightly to my Can-Dos. A work in progress, for sure!
My authentic resources for the unit can be found on my Pinterest board.
The unit kicks off with a fun hook in the children's book Mon Pull by Audrey Poussier. By using a simple prop (an old sweater), you can act out the story while learning some of the basic clothing vocabulary in context. Thanks to my friends at Brookline Public Schools for sharing this gem of a book with me! My first Can-Do for the unit is I can name and describe the clothes I wear, so this book is a great starting point.